Tuning the Thermal Conductivity of the Amorphous PAA Polymer via Vapor-Phase Infiltrationopen access
- Viet Phuong Nguyen; Kim, Duckjong; Lee, Seung-Mo
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- AMER CHEMICAL SOC
- ACS OMEGA, v.6, no.43, pp.29054 - 29059
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- ACS OMEGA
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- The thermal properties of the polymer, together with mechanical stability, have been one of the key engineering factors to be considered for various applications. Here, we engineered the thermal conductivity of the amorphous poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) polymer by vapor-phase infiltration (VPI), which has usually occurred during the atomic layer deposition process. We observed that the VPI causes metal infiltration (e.g., Al and Zn) into the amorphous PAA polymer, which noticeably increases the thermal conductivity of the PAA polymer. From spectroscopy analysis and density functional theory simulations, we found that the carboxyl groups (-COOH) in PAA are notably modified and the bonding states of carbon and oxygen are significantly altered by the infiltrated metal. The newly formed Al-mediated bonds likely provide continuous phonon propagation pathways, thereby enhancing the thermal conductance. We believe that VPI could be a simple and useful way to engineer the thermal properties of various polymeric materials.
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